For the new digital PSAT, Piqosity offers a full-length practice test completely free! Just like the real PSAT, Piqosity’s digital PSAT is comprised of 54 Reading and Writing Questions and 54 Math questions.
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The Reading and Writing test is divided into 2 modules. All students will take the mixed difficulty Reading and Writing module 1. Students who correctly answer 19 or more questions in module 1 will then go on to the harder Reading and Writing module 2b. Conversely, the majority of students will receive the easier Reading and Writing module 2a.
The Math test is divided into two modules. All students will take the mixed difficulty Math module 1. Students who correctly answer 12 or more questions in Math module 1 will then go on to the harder Math module 2b. Conversely, the majority of students will receive the easier Math module 2a.
Given the newness of the digital PSAT and SAT, this course is still in development. We intend to make continuous improvements including peer-norming the test questions and tweaking the user interface. We hope you find our free digital PSAT test beneficial and wish you the best of luck on the real PSAT in October!
The National Merit Scholarship recognizes the top college-bound seniors by PSAT score. “Commended” scholars are the top 5% of PSAT test-takers nationwide. The more prestigious “Semifinalist” scholars are the top 1% of PSAT test-takers in each state. Most Semifinalists go on to become Finalists and are eligible for big scholarships including entirely free tuition, room, and board at major public colleges.
Why should I take the PSAT?Shelby Joe2023-09-21T15:12:51-05:00
It’s good practice for the SAT and ACT. For the moment, these college admissions tests remain very important for most students and the colleges they’re applying to. The sooner you start preparing, the more likely you are to earn a high score.
You could win a big scholarship. Students scoring in the top 5% and up may be eligible for National Merit Scholarships. Students scoring in the top 1% may be eligible for scholarships worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in the form of free college tuition, room, board, and expenses!
Your school told you so. Many high school juniors are required to take the PSAT during school hours. Schools require students to take the PSAT for the reasons above but also because administrators need a clear idea of how their students are performing relative to students at other schools.
When do students take the PSAT?Shelby Joe2023-09-21T15:13:27-05:00
Current high school juniors take the PSAT during school hours in the month of October. The actual date is set by the school where the student is scheduled. Not all schools offer the PSAT, and the ones that do may charge students a fee.
How is the PSAT scored?Shelby Joe2023-09-21T15:14:19-05:00
Your PSAT score report will show two primary scores: Total Score and NMSC Selection Index score.
The Total Score is similar to an SAT score but the range is only a 320 to 1520 instead of 400 to 1600.
The Selection Index is used to determine your eligibility for a National Merit Scholarship. The Selection Index score is calculated by doubling your Reading and Writing score, adding your Math score, and taking 10% of the sum [(RW × 2) + M] ÷ 10.
What is a good score on the PSAT?Shelby Joe2023-09-25T11:24:51-05:00
The best score on the PSAT is one that places you among the top 1% of test takers in your state, which qualifies you for the designation, “National Merit Semifinalist.” Across all 50 states, the average cutoff score in 2023 was a 214; however, your state could be higher or lower.
For academically competitive students, a good score on the PSAT is one that places you among the top 5% of all test-takers, which earns you the designation “Commended Scholar”. Generally this score is a selection index of 207 or higher.
Shelby Joe 周 is the Founder of Piqosity. He has more than 20 years of experience in education as an entrepreneur, professor, and tutor. Shelby earned his BA in Political Science from Rice University. Born and raised in Mississippi, he now resides in Houston but has also lived in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hamburg.